This is the old-style lobster float buoy that was used by lobster fishermen
to secure their traps.
A great vintage find at Florida marine flea market!
Authentic and chic! Has been cleaned and the paint was fixed.
- Wood / Rope
- It measures 11" tall, 3,6" wide.
- Outdoor / Indoor
- Weight 2-3 lb
Note: paint layers may vary from the picture above.
A bit of a History about our Lobster Buoys.
Each is unique and has old fisherman twine to hang it. Each fisherman had their own colours to mark their traps or nets. They make great décor for the ocean oriented person!
Bright buoys marking the locations of lobster traps have been an iconic piece of maritime culture dating to the late 1800s, when trapping became a common method of lobstering. To distinguish one lobsterman's traps from others, it became tradition—and then law—to paint buoys a unique pattern and color scheme. They became essential for beach house decor, used as doorstops, centerpieces, hanging displays, and more.
Very collectible and wonderful for display!
June 28th, 2016
Coastal Living Magazine featured our Buoys on its cover!!!!!!
We are proud to see our collectible vintage items among best decor displays.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Sep 15, 2020
WOW!! Beautiful piece! Super fast delivery as well.
May 20, 2020
Love this, can't wait to display it in my new home!
Aug 22, 2015
Item is as described by seller.
Oct 29, 2014
well made and great price !!!
Jul 16, 2014
Neat nautical object that looks great!